Diplomatic Correspondent :US ambassador in Dhaka Earl R Miller on Tuesday said that all parties should have freedom to express their political views, to campaign and to hold peaceful rallies and meetings for the December 30 National Election."All should be free to participate in the polls and political process", Earl R Miller told reporters after a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda at Nirbachan Bhaban on Tuesday."There should prevail peace and quality, but not violence as it (violence) hinders the democratic process. It only serves their interest who represent vested group," he said.Miller said, US does not support any party or candidate, but it supports democracy and democratic values."I encourage everyone to participate in the electionÂ process and dedicate for the welfare of Bangladeshi people. Popular democracy flourishes from frequent and lively debate. Freedom of expression is vital for healthy democracy," he said.
US Ambassador Robert Miller holding talks with media after discussing polls issue with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda at EC office on Tuesday.